Posted on Tuesday 27 November 2007
Houston Nutt is no longer the coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks. He resigned Monday following a tumultuous career as the head man of the former Southwest Conference team.
Obviously the “resignation” was more than likely provked by calls for his firing over the past several seasons, and even though Arkansas Chancellor John A. White tried to cover himself by saying that the resignation was “neither forced, or encouraged, or requested,” it is realistic to assume that he applied some pressure as well.
Nutt cited that he wanted to unify the state by stepping down, although I don’t know how a coach stepping down that half the state likes and the other half doesn’t will help to unify anything, but such is life.
“Deep, deep down in my heart as an Arkansan, as person who loves the Razorbacks so much, (I wanted) for the state to come together as one,” Nutt said. “At this time, I didn’t think we could have one heartbeat.”
You know, I never actually realized what someone from Arkansas called themselves. Apparently this term is “Arkansan,” although I would have guessed something to the effect of “Arkansassy-man” (sounds more catchy, don’t you think?).
I personally always liked Coach Nutt because you never knew what kind of crap he might pull on a team with his game plan. If he wanted to run the same play every single down with Darren McFadden just running it up the gut for 60 minutes straight, I don’t think it really would have surprised anyone. He also held the ability to freak out anyone on the field with his um, enthusiasm-turned-violent rage/brink of sanity. What a great dude to have on your sidelines.
Well, we leave you with this clever (but not even close to Orgeron’s) video.
If Ole Miss were smart, they’d snatch him up right now, because having Nutt would guarantee at least one conference win against Arkansas every year, which is exactly 1 more than they won this year.
Ole Miss Sucks.
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